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Request: Don't Allow Changes to Hidden Layers

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Please don't allow changes to hidden layers. Too often I've found myself painting on a hidden layer and not realizing it. Photoshop gives you a warning if you try and do so and makes you reveal the layer before any changes or marks are made. I would very much like to see this behavior replicated in Photo. 

Thanks for your consideration.

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Yes, I agree! Nobody wants to edit blindly, so this “ability” just makes it too easy to make mistakes and never realise. Maybe not a warning dialog (too many dialogs will disrupt the work) but maybe simply blocking any changes to the hidden layer?

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I think this would depend on the action being performed.  Actions like painting on a hidden layer I agree could clearly be blocked, but what about moving a hidden layer?

If the hidden layer being moved is selected along with other layers, it may easily be intended to move them so they stay together, even though that particular one might not be visible at that time.  Preventing that layer from being moved while hidden could in fact be an undesirable behavior.

This probably requires some thought to be given to it on a per-action basis.

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I do agree with the request as in many other programs,invisible and locked layers are not a part of the design and should not be affected by what kind of action to the visible parts.
If hidden parts are part of a design,one should group these parts and move/edit the group as a whole and one could expand the group to address members of the group that should be edited solely.
 

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